When most people think of Pilates, they think of working out or exercising. It isn’t often that Pilates and rehabilitation are linked in your mind, however, if you’re recovering from rehab or physical therapy, Pilates is a great way to help you get back to your normal routine. In today’s post, we will give you a breakdown of how Pilates can help those in rehab or physical therapy.

At Konnect Pilates, we are not your ordinary Pilates studio. We offer a variety of Pilates training courses with our certified instructors that are designed to help improve your flexibility and balance. We specialize in Pilates for dancers, sports performance, and rehabilitation. Our certified Pilates instructors can give you one-on-one instruction or guide you through a group class. To learn more about what Konnect Pilates can do for you, or to schedule your free consultation, contact Konnect Pilates in Mission Viejo at 949-837-9999 today!

Muscular Imbalances

In most cases, the cause of our injuries is a muscular imbalance. A muscular imbalance can happen without you even realizing it due to your posture and the way you move. The way you move your muscles every day has an impact on how they develop. Because of how you naturally move, some muscles may be stronger than others. If you change up your routine in a way where you’re using muscles that aren’t as strong, you run the risk of injuring yourself.

By practicing Pilates, you learn how to use your muscles in a balanced way. Pilates focuses on strengthening the core and the abdominal muscles close to the spine. As a result, you gain a better spinal alignment, which in turn can help you avoid injuries.

You are Responsible for Your Rehabilitation

If you’ve ever gone to rehabilitation or physical therapy, one of the things you will notice is that a lot of the work is done by the professionals. In most cases, you go to the appointment, lay down on a table, and try to relax as your muscles are poked, prodded, and stretched. Depending on your injury, this experience can also be quite painful.

The biggest difference between rehab or physical therapy and Pilates is that the patient is responsible for the movements. Instead of being poked and prodded by a professional, the patient is required to do all of the poses and movement. As a result, the patient becomes more aware of how their body moves. In addition to learning about their body, the patient also gains confidence with each move or pose that he or she can complete pain-free.

You can Adjust Each Position

Another reason that people prefer Pilates to tradition rehabilitation or physical therapy is that you can modify each position to fit the patient’s needs. Each movement in Pilates has different variations, meaning you can make the move easier or more difficult based on the patient’s needs or how they progress.

Traditional rehabilitation or physical therapy, on the other hand, requires the patient to complete a series of exercises that may or may not be too difficult depending on their injuries. As a result, the patient may find themselves in more pain than they can tolerate.

Konnect Pilates

At Konnect Pilates, We offer a variety of Pilates classes to meet your needs. Whether you’re looking for rehabilitation Pilates, dance conditioning, or something in between, we have it all. Learn more about the classes we offer on our website, and contact Konnect Pilates to schedule your free consultation with one of our instructors today!